Research Opportunities

To foster sustainable development of antiquity, cultural heritage, and humanities in Iraq, and Kurdistan Region, together with the Nahrein Network and other international partners, CCHH provides the following opportunities:

1- Research Grant Awards

Research Grant Awards support interdisciplinary research on themes related to one or more of the Network’s aims. Two types of awards are offered:

  • Small grants; up to £30,000(FEC) for projects led by Iraqi researchers, or collaborations between Iraqi and UK researchers. 
  • Large grants; up to £100,000(FEC) for collaborations between Iraqi, Lebanese, Turkish and UK researchers

Applications for Research Grant Awards has now reopened until 15 May 2019.

For more information about the Grant Awards and application instructions click here.


2- Visiting Scholarships Scheme

Visiting Scholarships Scheme aims to enhance the capacity of Iraqi and Kurdish scholars to engage in the sustainable development of the country’s cultural heritage. It enables academics, cultural heritage professionals, and NGO workers from Iraq to visit the UK for 1-2 months for training and research.


Applications for Visiting Scholarships Scheme are now closed to reopen in summer 2019.

For more information about the scheme and application instructions click here.